Cover Reveal: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s AURORA RISING

The galaxy’s biggest misfits are also its last hope in AURORA RISING!

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff‘s Illuminae Files series is perhaps the most action-packed, twisty, and thoroughly enjoyable sci-fi series we’ve ever read, so when the news broke that they’d be teaming up for another sci-fi adventure series, we were immediately on board. The Aurora Cycle will follow a misfit team of (literal) space cadets who happen upon a girl who could be the catalyst for an interstellar war and suddenly, it’s up to them to save the galaxy.

Now the cover of Aurora Rising, the first book in that series, is here! Revealed via Jay Kristoff’s website, the cover was designed by Debra Billson and illustrated by Charlie Bowater, and it’s definitely eye-catching. Take a look!

Want to win an ARC of this stunning novel? Good news! Amie and Jay are also giving away several ARC copies internationally, and all you have to do is tweet about the cover reveal with the appropriate hashtag. Get all the details here.

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) hits shelves on May 7, 2019. You can preorder it now via Amazon or Indiebound!

Here’s the official description:

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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